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was really being wonderful, because -- thank you. that will be it. >> bret: phew! thanks for inviting into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report with bret baier," fair, balanced and unafraid. "special report" online starts right now. >> he killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens of others on an army post in texas. now the fort hood shooter is sentenced to die. moments ago, movements on syria from inside the white house directly from the president. his words just ahead. the administration considers its next move. >> assad regime was responsible for these chemical weapons and this attack. >> but some lawmakers are telling the white house not so fast. and syria says back off. >> someone sprayed all over the walls.
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>> also american pilots on a dangerous mission. >> they fly these planes over a target house. >> word of a secret weapon in the fight against mexican drug cartels. >> and -- >> i have a dream. >> -- exactly 50 years later. >> ♪ for the land of the free ♪ and the home of the brave >> america remembers the march on washington. >> eventually the white house changed. >> and the man who shared a dream. >> free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we are free at last! >> i'm harris faulkner in tonight for shepard smith. the u.s. plans to release evidence this week to show the
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syrian 1:00 government was behind a chemical attack that killed hundreds of people, including children. now the white house plans to brief congress about the intelligence tomorrow. president obama has just spoken a few moments ago about the crisis in syria and a possible u.s. response. our ed henry live at the white house. ed, is the president any closer to a decision today? >> it seems like he's getting closer, harris. you noted that fox has learned that the white house tomorrow will brief key lawmakers about the intelligence they have. what we have not got yet, though, is a public report on some of that intelligence declassified so the public can see what evidence the white house, the president, does have before potentially launching military action. the other thing we have not seen is the president make any sort of public case for military action, some sort of address to the nation. he's edging closer to that in his interview tonight with pbs wherefore the first time he hints at military action. remember late last week he did an interview with cnn where he
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focused much or on the united nations, working, going slow. tonight while he insists he hasn't made a final decision, he talks openly about sending a shot across the bow in syria. take a listen. >> if we are saying, in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term, and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilians. >> now, critics are already pouncing on the fact that the president saying that he may send a shot across the bow to president assad there because he did an interview with the "new york times" back in 2007 where the president knocked the bush administration, and said one thing he'd do differently if he were president would be sit down directly with syrian to figure
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out a diplomatic resolution. instead,ing "if you do what we say, we may not blow you up." that was then senator obama's words in 2007, critics pouncing on the fact that it sounds like his policy is similar. harris? >> the president is getting a lot of pressure tonight from both political sides of the aisle in capitol hill. >> no doubt about it. this would be another situation where the president's critics, not just republicans, but fellow democrats saying, look, back in 2007, 2008, when he was runnings for the president, he said any military action would have to get some sort of congressional authorization. now the white house is signaling they will not do that. they're getting pressure tonight from democrats and republicans on that. take a listen. >> cruise missile may have a lot of collateral damage, ie a lot of civilian deaths associated with it. so that's a problem. and i just believe that americans have to realize that if we go in, that we may not get
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out as quickly as they believe we may. >> he ought to call us back into session prior to the application of force, present the case to us and to the american people, give us, say, 12 hours to deliberate. then if he's warranted on the evidence, we'll stand with him with statutory authority. >> now that democrat, loretta sanchez, is saying she believes the president has the power to launch military action, defending him on that point, but saying he should bring it up for debate in congress so it can be aired about her questions, other questions out there. the republican is saying he wants an emergency session where it's not just debated, but there's an actually vote, potentially congressional authorization. the other big development tonight is speaker john boehner from the republican side fired off a letter directly to the president, just in the last couple of hours, saying events the president to come forward and directly address, not just the congress, but the american people and finally make his case for military action. we have not seen that yet. harris? >> ed, it's so interesting how
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you say, how this president is being criticized for taking the actions of the predecessors that he criticized. a little bit different when you get the job. >> no doubt about it. if you think back, vice president biden, when he was running for president in 2007, we dug up sound today. he basically said that if then president bush attacked iran without getting congressional okay, joe biden in 2007 said he would personally push for impeachment charges. the obama-biden team has had an evolution in the last few years about getting a congressional okay. >> interesting word for it. ed henry, thank you. the united nations says it wants western leaders to wait for a report from the u.n. weapons inspectors before taking any military action. those inspectors went back to the scene of the alleged war crime today we're told. "fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt live now. jonathan, the u.s. does not necessarily need the u.n.'s permission for this.
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>> no, it doesn't, but like president bush in the run-up to the iraq war president obama might feel that it is worth being seen to try to get some sort of consensus at the united nations security council. u.n. officials certainly made the point today that they believe that effort is worthwhile and indeed necessary. listen. >> i do know that president obama, the american administration, are not known to be trigger happy. what they will decide, i don't know. >> the problem with bringing in the security council is that russian president putin is bashar al-assad the syrian's president's strongest ally. the russians refuse to sign on to any resolution authorizing military intervention. it's not the first time they've
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done that of course as a state department spokeswoman pointed out today. listen. >> we've had three resolutions vetoed, as i said. they've blocked many statements about the syrian regime. we don't think the syrian regime should be able to behind the russians at the u.n. >> there may be behind-the-scenes talks going on between the u.s. and russia as well with the u.s. making one last effort to ask the russians, persuade president assad, their friend, to leave syria voluntarily. harris? >> some calling for a delay say this is about giving u.n. inspectors time to finish their job. >> yeah. as you mentioned, the u.n. inspectors are in syria right now. they traveled from their central damascus hotel to the eastern suburbs of the city today to the scene of one of those alleged chemical weapons attacks last week, interviewed some of the
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alleged victims and doctors involved in treating those victims. they still have work to do. it's likely to take several more days. the syrian ambassador to the u.n. not surprisingly said they should be given more time. listen. >> the syrian government condemned the use of chemical weapons by whoever is on the syrian ground. they will be held accountable. we want the investigation team on syrian soil to continue investigation, investigating this crime, to come up with a scientific report to be examined by the security council members. >> the thoughts of syrian officials, of course, unlikely to influence president obama. harris? >> jonathan, we're learning more about the intelligence coming out of syria, too, how washington has gathered it. that, plus a look at a potential military strike coming up inside the "fox report." a jury has sentenced the convicted fort hood shooter to die for his crime. the verdict unanimous.
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it took them a little more than two hours to reach the decision. the prosecution said major nidal hasan is not giving his life, we are taking his life. he will not be, never beer, a ba martyr. today nidal hasan said he had no closing argument. last week the jurors found him guilty on charges of murder and attempted murder for killing 13 people, wounding dozens more at fort hood in 2009. today after the verdict we heard from the daughter of one of the men who died trying to fight back. >> this has been a very long and exhausting process. we are tired. we are hurt. we are resolved. justice has been served. >> our producer inside the courtroom said major hassan gave no reaction when the jury
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sentenced him today. casey siegel live at fort hood. casey, were there tears inside the courtroom today? >> yeah, harris, there were a few. not from hassan clearly, but rather from some of the family members of victims, victims of the 13 who were killed here on this day, november day, back in 2009. today was really about them, if you think about it. it was finally getting some closure nearly four years later. people like the mother of specialist jason hunt. he was just 22 years old, had been married only 2 1/2 months until nidal hasan walked into that packed medical processing building and gunned him down. >> anyone who would use their religion to commit acts of terrorism serves no god except their own hatred and self-interest. nidal hasan is a coward and an unrepentant murderer. >> now in the coming days, hassan will be transported to military death row located at fort leavenworth in kansas. the 42-year-old will be dismissed from the military, his pay stops immediately.
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the nearly $300,000 he's earned in confinement could end up going to family members in civil proceedings likely to follow. harris? >> casey siegel, thank you. there was a massive and eligibles tribute in washington today marking a half century since one of the most pivotal moments in the fight for civil rights. ahead our nation's president remembered the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. and his landmark "i have a dream" speech. a kick in the rear! v8 v-fusion plus energy. natural energy from green tea plus fruits and veggies. need a little kick? ooh! could've had a v8. in the juice aisle. diarrhea, gas, bloating? yes! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. live the regular life. phillips'.
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be able to fill up that day with all of god's children, black men and white men, jews and gentiles, protestants and catholics will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old negro spiritual, "free at last, free at last, thank god all mite we are free at last!" >> his landmark speech at the lincoln memorial honoring the president whose emancipation proclamation cleared the way for the end of slavery in this country. in 1963, discrimination is still the norm. today five decades later our nation's president is black, and hours ago standing on the same steps at the lincoln memorial president obama recounted our history and looked toward the full-timfuture. >> ♪ teach them to love one another ♪ >> through setbacks and
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heartbreaks, gnawing doubt, that flame of justice flickered. >> ♪ >> because they marched, city councils changed, state legislatures changed, and congress changed. and yes, eventually the white house changed. >> ♪ >> we might not face the same dangers as 1963, fierce urgency of now remains. when millions of americans of every race and every region, every faith and every station can join together in a spirit of brotherhood, then those mountains will be made low, those rough places will be made plain, and those crooked places, they straightened out toward grace, and we will vindicate the
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faith of those who survived so much and live up to the true meaning of our creed as one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. >> and some of dr. king's relatives, including his surviving children, took part in that ceremony today. celebrities, including oprah winfrey and jamie foxx joined them. so did former presidents bill clinton and jamie carter. presidents george w. bush and george h.w. bush were not there, spokesmen saying health issues kept them from attending today. dr. king's speech capped off a historic push for civil rights in our nation's capital known as the march on washington for jobs and freedom. a look now, though, at the jobs numbers a half century later blacks are nearly three times more likely than whites to live in poverty according to a pew research center study. that trend has remained the same since the 1970s. the study shows 34% of white adults have finished college compared to 21% of blacks.
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also considered to the study nearly 50% of americans say our nation still needs to do a lot more to achieve racial equality. this year the white house is honoring the man who organized the march on washington. biyard rustin, forced to the background in his civil rights victories, because he was apparently black and gay. he's on the right side of this picture with dr. king in the center. the story is rustin planned the march in 10 weeks. to give you an idea of what he faced, back in 1955 as he organized the montgomery, alabama, bus boycott, researchers say a reporter threatened to reveal his sexual orientation. dr. king encouraged him to leave town. he reportedly hid in a trunk of a car to avoid the press. he died many years later in 1997. president obama is naming him as a recipient of the presidential
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>> a mother's initial account of the shooting that killed her baby as she pushed him in a stroller just didn't add up. that's according to the mom's own adult daughter. she made that statement in georgia court today while testifying for the defense in the trial of the teenager charged with the baby's murder.
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the mom testified yesterday the teenager and a accomplice shot her in the leg and in the ear, then turned the gun on the little baby and killed him. but that older daughter today said her mom called her id the middle of the night of the murder and had trouble getting her story straight. >> first she told me that two kids came up to her and asked her for her money. she said she didn't have any. she said the one kid shot antonio, then shot her, but then she changed the story. >> the daughter also testified that her mom has admitted to suffering from mental illness. john roberts is live for us in marietta, georgia. john? >> good evening to you, harris. after five hours of tough cross-examination, the defense played a tape of a two-hour interview of the mother in hours after the shooting. the defense previously pointed
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to bizarre statements she made about the shooter in that interview, even talkin talking r herself at one point for suing police for making her sit there all afternoon. then investigators asked her this uncomfortable question. >> did you shoot your baby? >> no, i didn't shoot my baby. >> did you shoot yourself? >> no. >> okay. >> i'm not making it up. the kid's not going to stand there and get caught. i mean, he's not going to say, hey, yeah, i did it. you know what i mean? >> the defense is trying to implant in the minds of the jurors that west, or the baby's mother, louis santiago, was involved in the shooting, not their client. in a hearing today without the jury present, the public defender went so far to say the evidence points to a drug deal gone bad, or somebody who owed money to a drug dealer, not a random robbery as the prosecution contends, but the prosecution has produced six witnesses who put a gun in the hands of demarcus elkins.
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harris? >> george zimmerman's wife has pleaded guilty to lying about finances in court, but will not serve prison time. last month a jury aquite george zimmerman of murder charges in the shooting death of trayvon martin. prosecutors say before the trial began his wife misled the court during a bail hearing when she testified her and her husband had a limited amount of cash. in fact the prosecution claimed the couple had $135,000 from donations from a fundraising website for his defense. shelley zimmerman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor perjury. she was sentenced to one year probation and community service. >> oil prices are at a two-year high. that's not the only impact the syrian crisis is having at home. a wildfire at yosemite park threatening thousands of homes. also a fiery crash caught on helmet-cam.
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>> a driver trapped inside his racecar when it caught on fire. he survived. we can watch it all because his helmet camera was wow. what a perspective. the car overturns on its side at the racetrack in pennsylvania. the fuel leaks out, then people
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try to lift it on to its wheels. again, the driver managed to get out okay, but you can see the flames there. he reportedly says he would only get $300 had he won this race. wow. i'm harris faulkner. this is the "fox report." president obama says the u.s. has concluded the syrian government used chemical weapons on its own people, but he has not decided how to respond. iniran's supreme leader is warning any attack on syria could cause chaos for the entire middle east including israel. "waging war is like a spark in a gunpowder store, its dimensions and consequences can't be predicted." jennifer griffin live with the latest. jennifer, what's the latest? >> defense secretary chuck hagel will return late friday. u.s. army ships are standing by. the finalling of the strike rests with the diplomats and the
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white house. >> we believe it's too late for the u.n. inspections to be credible given the mass shelling that the regime has done in the affected areas. we'll make our own decisions, our own timelines, with our response. obviously we'll continue counsellations with our international partners around the world, but we are making decisions based on our own timeline. >> the white house is not going to wait for a u.n. security council resolution. harris? >> how does the administration say it knows the assad regime was behind the attack? >> western intelligence sources tell fox news that the initial confirmation that the assad regime was responsible came from a tip from the israeli intelligence service, in fact a special unit of the israeli defense force, an intelligent unit that goes by the number 8200, which is a military intelligence listening unit has been cooperating with the nsa, sources tell fox. the u.s. has access to clear signals intelligence that shows the assad regime was involved, according to multiple sources. harris?
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>> jennifer, thank you. 401(k)s and iras have taken a hit in the past week. the index nosedived on monday following secretary of state hn kerry's announcement that syria did in fact use chemical weapons on its people. today stocks rebounded just a touch. the dow up 48 points. the fox business network's adam shapiro joins me now. adam, the markets are not liking this. for average investors, do you stay in stocks or seek out the so-called safe havens? >> we're average investors. we don't move right now, trying to time the market, you never win. at this point my colleagues would say the smart money, harris, i'd say the big money. they got out the other day, but some came back today. this is a short-term horizon event. >> gold closed down today, and oil closed up. what does that tell us about the reaction among investors?
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>> when do people go to safe havens, what's safe these days? gold was down 1100.80 in june. it closed down today. people are not as concerned perhaps with syria as they are going forward when we have to deal with the debt issues and the federal reserve, then oil again. you know they're saying that oil already has a $10 per barrel price premium because of syria. expect oil to come down once this is revolved. >> sounds good. you're never average to us, adam. >> thank you. >> the tension in syria could affect us at the pump. you just heard him talking about oil prices. currently an average gallon of regular unleaded is going for $3.45. some forecasters are predicting a short-term spike of about 10 cents per gallon. friends, family, members and colleagues who considered themselves both said good-bye today to mickey dean, the cameraman shot dead by a sniper a couple weeks ago covering the
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conflict in egypt. he worked for our sister network, britain sky news. people remembered him as kind, funny, and brave. >> mick died as he lived, doing his level best, doing his best to open the eyes of the world to injustice, doing his best for his mates, doing his best to get that story on-air, whatever the pressures. he was, i think, a true warrior of television news. >> many people here, including our own jonathan hunt, had worked with him, knew him very well. he will be missed. his son echoed the remarks you just heard describing his father as a superhero. of course, jonathan was a former sky news correspondent. that's how they knew each other. he worked closely for dean for several years and considers him one of the greatest men he's ever met. a promising nfl star seemed to have it all, but accused murderer aaron hernandez may
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>> wildfire alert. teams working to put out the largest wildfire on record in the sierra nevada region of california, they're reporting they've been flying a drone above the flames to help spot flare-ups. they also say that drone has already allowed them to identify a new fire which would not have been spotted from the ground. meanwhile fire officials say that enormous so-called rim fire, which has been burning in and around yosemite national park, has grown to nearly 300 square miles. they say they expect it to take three weeks to contain it. the fire could actually burn for months. claudia cowen is live here it.
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claudia? >> harris, smoke has become a big problem in this firefight, polluting the air, limiting visibility. it's why they had to bring out the predator drone. over the past few days an inversion layer has kept a lid on the smoke until well after noon. chopper and airtanker pilots can't make their drops on the fire line if they can't see where the flames are. ironically fire officials say they'd like wind to blow out the smoke, get the critical resources up in the air earlier. the battle here prompting heated words from republican lawmakers taking aim at forest management policy. they say the lack of timber harvest and controlled burns in recent decades have left forests far more vulnerable to catastrophic wildfires. >> 30 years of federal regulations have reduced timber harvesting in this region by 80%. now all of that excess timber is being burned out, incinerating 300 square miles of some of the most precious resources in the nation. >> mcclintock and other lawmakers are hoping that this disaster brings attention to and
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speeds passage of pending legislation that addresses wildfire prevention. harris? >> claudia cowen reporting live for us from california, thank you. some dramatic new images and video just into fox news. police in greenwich, connecticut, tell us they're looking for a bank robbery suspect. this is a picture somebody took from across a commuter train, as you can see the line down below. we do not note identity of the armed man you see hunched down there. one twitter user is saying police ordered passengers to duck down on the metro north train before police conducted a sweep. that suspect is still at large. marijuana may be the world's most popular illegal drug, but more people die each year from abusing painkillers like vicodin and oxycontin.
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of drug-related 50s in 2010 more than half of them were from painkillers addiction alone. men in their 20s had the worst abuse. it's reportedly the first-ever global survey illegal drug use. fox news has learned about a secret operation aimed at helping mexico fight drugs. we're told u.s. officials are sending planes into mexico to gather information on cartel leaders. a lot on the line here, as you can imagine. mexico reports about 80,000 people have died in the drug war there in the past seven year. william longenness joins us now. william? >> the covert program is known as operation low rider. it began after the death of a u.s. agent in 2011, using planes like the one you see here, u.s. northern command hired civilian pilots to fly into mexico to
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gather intelligence on cartel leaders, using eavesdropping equipment, the mission exposed the schedules and routines of the drug lords, allowing police to move in. in. >> i'm told they fly daily, as much as possible. they're always -- they land, they refuel, they get their maintenance, and they get out again. >> the u.s. used similar techniques against colombian cartels 10 years ago, but the u.s. lost two planes, a pilot, and others held captive. still drug war veterans support the program. >> it has been successful in identifying, eliminating, and bringing to justice those that have sent tons and tons of drugs to the united states. >> a u.s. northern command says it helps mexico in a variety of ways, however would not discuss how. harris? >> william, thank you. former nfl star turned murder suspect aaron hernandez was a heavy drug user, apparently so
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paranoid he carried a gun wherever he went. that's one of the bombshell allegations in a new "rolling stone" report. the article cites friends and league sources who say hernandez frequently got high on angel dust and also, as you may know, called pcp. according to "rolling stone" magazine hernandez cut ties with his family and teammates surrounding himself only with a group of, quote, gangsters. it reports patriots coach bill belichick was so fed up with hernandez missing practices he was just one mistake away from getting the boot. of course the team did cut him after the murder allegations surfaced. prosecutors say he shot and killed a former friend near his boston area mansion. they say these surveillance pictures show hernandez holding the murder weapon, the gun. today the court said an arraignment hearing for next week. buildings collapse at an apartment complex, killing at least 11 people, trapping several more. it's our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds.
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india. it began with many people sleeping, and the first structure that fell to the ground. a similar three-story building next door toppled a half hour later. hundreds of rescuers carefully picking through what was left looking for survivors. police say heavy monsoonal rains may have weakened the building. thailand. a speed boat crash killed two chinese tourists near a southern port city. authorities say there were some 20 people on board when the boat hit a glass bottom vessel anchored offshore. the two who died reportedly flew off the speedboat and slammed into the propellers. several other passengers were hurt. spain. time for the famous tomato-throwing festival. a 1945 children's food fight inspired the tradition. due to spain's economic woes, organizers charged admission for the first time ever. united kingdom.
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grab a biscuit. the annual gravy wrestling world championships at a pub in northwest england. contestants rolled around in some 3,000 gallons worth of meat juices, vegetables and corn flour. >> the gravy is warm. it tastes like sausages. >> the charity event awarded championship trophies to a man and woman. that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> i don't know. maybe you want to live there. a plan to colonize mars is falling far short of its expected number of applicants big time. we'll tell you how many people have signed up to live there. plus, it's never been the fastest vehicle on the road, not even close, but it is one of the most recognizable ones. the vw is pulling the plug on the hippie van! oh, man.r: really? e a trip every day. where would you go? woman: 'greece.' woman 2: 'i want to go to bora bora.' man: 'i'd always like to go to china.'
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the. >> hundreds of people in australia came out to mourn a murdered baseball player, one whom police say was a victim of some bored teenagers. the killing happened last week in oklahoma. chris lane's family returned his body to his home country of australia. his american girlfriend cried at today's funeral, draped his coffin with a flag of oklahoma. three teenagers face charges in his death. police say they randomly targeted lane in a drive-by shooting. in the days after the killing, the police chief says one of the teenagers claimed they decided to kill him for the fun of it. america's largest rocket today blasted off from california carrying with it a spy satellite. >> 2, 1, 0. we have liftoff of the united launch alliance carrying the mission.
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>> well, we can see it, but the mission is classified, so we really want tell you much about it, because we aren't learning much. the rocket is 23 stories high, which you can probably just see. the last time it launched from that location it shook a nearby city. some people reported hearing it 50 miles away. this time officials ignited its engines one after the other to lessen the impact. the air force evacuated a local beach and evacuated campers as a precaution. most people as it turns out don't want to go to mars. at least that's how it seems. a group trying to send people to live on the red planet estimated up to 1 million people would sign up for the trip. so far they've got 165,000 applicants. these are the designs for the mars 1 colony. hmm. looks luxurious, i guess. still a few days left for you to apply. the company plans to land four people on the red planet in 2023. while 165,000 applicants is far
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short of the 1 million expected, the mars 1 ceo points its still a large number, and says there are serious discussions going on with investors. one of the most iconic automobiles around is hitting a dead end on its long road to glory. say good-bye to the so-called hippie van. the volkswagen bus, it's been around for decades, gaining fame as a symbol of the peace, love and rock 'n' roll subculture. despite vw pulling the plug on the love bus in 1979, the german carmaker continued making them improvimproveexclusively in bra. >> harris, brazil is the last one where the vw minibus is made. now the lack of air bags in front and side violate brazil's current safety mechanisms, so will go out of production by the end of this year. even for lovers of the vw bus here in the u.s., they admit a car that takes 75 seconds to
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reach 60 miles an hour might not suit today's modern driver. >> i'm not in a hurry to get any place usually. i think everybody's in a big hurry these days. those who drive these things all the time don't care about speed. >> brazil is planning a final edition with white wall tires, a limited edition of 600 by the 0at'd of this year. collectors have started to snap up vintage apologizes at auctions with prices ranging from $50,000 to a high of $200,000 for one vintage model. the price of the original 1950 type 228-horsepower vw bus, $2,200. harris, back to you. >> what did you say in 75 seconds to go -- >> 0 to 60 in 75 seconds. built in europe. had a tough time catching on initially here in the u.s., because it was so show, but that didn't stop it from being the longest running car ever.
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>> steve harrigan, thank you. a huge crash back in february put professional skier lindsey vonn in the hospital with major injuries. now the winter olympics ahead she's treed get back on the mountain. coming up, the champion announcing her plans for the ski .
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>> skiing champ lindsey vonn is ready to hit the slo, saying her knee is almost fully healed and plans to ski this weekend. she had knee surgery after a nasty spill in february. ooh. she shredded some ligaments. officials had delayed the race several times because of dangerous fog and loose snow. she said they should have called off the whole thing. she plans to compete as soon as november, three months before the winter olympics. vonn is romantically linked with tiger woods, dealing with his own injuries these days. he's expected to recover as well. last year's heisman trophy
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winner will start the season on the bench. texas a&m officials confirmed johnny manziel will serve a half game suspension this saturday for violating rules regarding autographs. the ncaa has been investigating the quarterback for reportedly taking money in exchange for signing autographs, but officials say there was no evidence he did it. they called what happened an inadvertent violation. updating some of our top stories tonight, president obama telling pbs the united states has concluded unequivocally the syrian government unleashed chemical weapons on its own people. fox news has learned the white house will brief members of congress on the intelligence tomorrow. a jury sentencing the fort hood shooter, army major nidal hasan to death for killing 13 people, injuring many more. the 2009 massacre at the army post in texas. one army reservist who witnessed the shooting said regardless of when major hassan dies, court, the world will be a better place without him.
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and president obama speak at the lincoln memorial 50 years to the day after dr. martin luther king jr.'s iconic "i have a dream" at the march on washington. on this day in 1977, brazilian star pele led the new york cosmos to victory in the north american soccer championship. in 1968, a group of investors set up the league after england won the world cup. founders wanted to bring the excitement of the game to north america where soccer was not nearly as popular as other sports. to build the interest, the cosmos packed the team's roster with some of the greatest international players. when pele joined the club it put soccer on the map in the united states. entire league would follow a few years later. in 2009, the new york cosmos just recently rejoined the nasl, but pele and company won it all
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36 years ago today. that is how "fox report" this wednesday august 28th, 2013. i'm harris faulkner in for shepard smith. >> the o'reilly factor is on. tonight -- >> the change has always been built on our willingness, we, the people, to take on the mantel of citizenship. >> amidst a number of racial controversies the president and others address the nation on the 50th anniversary of dr. king's i have a dream" speech. james carville and i will analyze. >> unless you're attacked, unless there's proof we are about to be attacked, i would move to impeach him. >> that's advice biden said about president bush invading iran in 2007. now president obama might attack syria. things are getting complica


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